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== Welcome to the Severn Valley Railway Wiki ==
 
== Welcome to the Severn Valley Railway Wiki ==
 
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[[<!--IMAGE FILE--> File: GWR_83831_20150307.jpg|thumb|centre|300px|link=<!--PAGE TO LINK TO--> GWR 83831 Loco Coal Wagon |  
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[[<!--IMAGE FILE-->File:31466_20210731.jpg |thumb|centre|300px|link=<!--PAGE TO LINK TO-->BR Class 31 31466 | 31466 is a BR Class 31 diesel electric locomotive which is normally resident on the Dean Forest Railway. It arrived on the SVR in July 2021 on hire as cover for [[BR Class 33 33108]]. [[<!--PAGE TO LINK TO-->BR Class 31 31466 | (Full article...)]]]]  
83831 was one of thousands of 20 ton coal wagons used by the GWR's Locomotive Department and was later sold to the CEGB for their Carmarthen Bay Power Station. Since arrival on the SVR in 1985, the steel floor has twice been completely replaced. [[<!--PAGE TO LINK TO--> GWR 83831 Loco Coal Wagon | (Full article...)]]]]  
 
 
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For timetables, fare information, and news about special events, please visit the [http://www.svr.co.uk SVR Official Website].  Other news and information of interest to members, shareholders and enthusiasts can be found on [https://www.svrlive.com/home SVRLive].
 
For timetables, fare information, and news about special events, please visit the [http://www.svr.co.uk SVR Official Website].  Other news and information of interest to members, shareholders and enthusiasts can be found on [https://www.svrlive.com/home SVRLive].
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[[2020 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic]]: the SVR has launched a Fight Back Fund to help the Railway through this emergency, details may be found [https://www.svr.co.uk/NewsItem.aspx?a=921 here].
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:39, 2 August 2021

Welcome to the Severn Valley Railway Wiki

From this week's featured article
31466 is a BRBritish Rail or British Railways Class 31 diesel electric locomotive which is normally resident on the DeanWilliam Dean, Chief Locomotive Engineer of the Great Western Railway 1977-1902 Forest Railway. It arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway in July 2021 on hire as cover for BR Class 33 33108. (Full article...)
Schematic Map of the SVRSevern Valley Railway
BridgnorthEardingtonHampton LoadeCountry Park HaltHighleyThe Engine HouseArleyVictoria BridgeNorthwood HaltWyre Forest LineBewdleyStourport BranchBewdley TunnelConnection to Network RailKidderminsterMaps#Schematic maps of the pre-closure SVRMapandlinks.png
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larger interactive version

For 101 years between 1862 and 1963, the Severn Valley Railway formed part of the national railway network, running for 40 miles between Hartlebury and Shrewsbury. Established as a separate company, it was mainly operated by the Great Western Railway (GWRGreat Western Railway) and later by British Railways (BRBritish Rail or British Railways).

The present day Severn Valley Railway (SVRSevern Valley Railway) was established in 1965 to preserve part of the line as a heritage railway. Today it has six stations and two halts and runs for 16 miles along the Severn Valley between Bridgnorth in Shropshire and Kidderminster in Worcestershire, following the course of the River Severn for much of its route. Train services are hauled predominantly by steam locomotives, regularly supplemented by a diesel multiple unit and diesel locomotive hauled trains.

This unofficial website is a project aimed to collect information and record events relating to the SVRSevern Valley Railway, both past and present.

For timetables, fare information, and news about special events, please visit the SVR Official Website. Other news and information of interest to members, shareholders and enthusiasts can be found on SVRLive.

2020 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic: the SVRSevern Valley Railway has launched a Fight Back Fund to help the Railway through this emergency, details may be found here.

Categories of article

History of the Severn Valley Railway

Current events on the SVRSevern Valley Railway

Information about the SVRSevern Valley Railway

Miscellaneous


Query Corner

Unsurprisingly, there are a large number of questions about the SVRSevern Valley Railway, both in pre-preservation days and for a number of historical items since then. Take a visit down to Query Corner to see if you have a recollection relating to some long forgotten event, or know of a reliable source (maybe an early edition of the SVR News?) that might have the information we need!

Adding to this Wiki

This site, or "wiki", is a collaborative effort, and anyone who has any knowledge relating to the SVRSevern Valley Railway should feel free to contribute. Once you have created a user account and logged in, you can modify any page by clicking the "Edit" button in the top right hand corner. For some tips on how to format pages, and some guidelines on how to make this wiki accessible can be found on Tips for contributing to the SVR Wiki.

Alternatively, if you don't feel confident editing this Wiki (although there is no reason you shouldn't!!), each article also has a "Discussion" page, which can be accessed by clicking the relevant button in the top left hand corner. This allows you to make additions, suggestions, or corrections to a page without making any change to the article itself.